Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2017

HMRC has updated Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) which apply from 1 March 2017. AFRs apply when employees are reimbursed for business travel in their company cars, or where they are required to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. The following table shows the new rates as well as the previous rates in brackets. The only changes are to petrol rates which have risen by a penny per mile for vehicles over 2000cc and LPG vehicles over 2000cc which is also up by a penny. All other rates remain the same.   Engine size Petrol – amount per mile LPG – amount per mile 1400cc or less 11 pence 7 pence 1401cc to 2000cc 14 pence 9 pence Over 2000cc 22 pence 14 pence Engine size Diesel – amount per mile 1600cc or less 9 pence 1601cc to 2000cc 11 pence Over…

Petrol and diesel advisory fuel rates unchanged

The latest Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), have come into effect (from June 1), with petrol and diesel rates unchanged. The rate for LPG vehicles with an engine size greater than 2,000cc has decreased from 17p to 16p, cancelling out the 1p increase implemented from March 1, 2014. For one month from the date of change, employers may use either the previous or new current rates to reimburse drivers for fuel used on business journeys. New rates in bold, previous rates in brackets. Petrol 1400cc or less 14p (14p) 1401cc to 2000cc 16p (16p) Over 2000cc 24p (24p) Diesel 1600cc or less 12p (12p) 1601cc to 2000cc 14p (14p) Over 2000cc 17p (17p) LPG 1400cc or less 9p (9p) 1401cc to 2000cc 11p (11p) Over 2000cc 16p (17p)

Chancellor’s announcement positive for the UK market, says LPG board

UKLPG, the trade association of the UK liquefied petroleum gas industry, has welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to maintain the fuel duty rate for LPG autogas until September 2015. While it would have liked a longer-term commitment to a freeze on fuel duty, the clear 10-year duty trajectory, announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement, should give the consumer confidence to convert to this low carbon, low cost transport fuel. Lisa Thomson, director of communications and external affairs at UKLPG, said: “UKLPG welcomes today’s confirmation that consumers will not suddenly be faced with a fuel duty increase. This has cleared the way for more UK motorists to convert their vehicles with confidence, as LPG autogas remains the cheapest, most widely available alternative fuel on the market. “LPG autogas has a full infrastructure already in place in the UK. With a network of over 1,400…

Fleets warned that new “green” fuel could cost more & increase CO2 emissions

The Government is being urged to carry out comprehensive testing of a new “greener” petrol that could cost UK drivers billions of pounds a year and increase harmful CO2 tailpipe emissions, according to What Car? The E10 fuel contains 10% bio-ethanol and is being rolled out across the UK as part of the Government’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conforming to the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive. However, in its research – said to be the first real-world tests of the fuel – What Car? says it’s testers discovered that E10 is less efficient than the current E5 (up to 5% bio-ethanol) blend of fuel across every engine type tested. This means cars have to use more of the new fuel, costing drivers much more each year. Editor-in-chief Chas Hallett is calling for the Government to carry out comprehensive, UK-focused testing in order…

Tesla Model S lease prices now available – Watch the video from our exclusive test drive event

Watch driver reactions as they experience the thrill of driving the ultimate electric car – Tesla Model S   Tesla Model S – now available to lease from £636 +VAT a month Quote based on the 60kWh model, 6+47 monthly payments, 10,000 miles per annum. Full maintenance contracts and other terms are available. Please contact us for a personal quote, tailored to meet your needs.

Correcting tyre pressures could save you ££££s

A Yorkshire NHS Trust has been told it could save almost £22,000 per year on fuel by running its company car fleet with the correct tyre pressures. The finding was made at a Michelin event held by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to test the pressures and condition of employees’ tyres. Results from the 75 cars tested showed that 49% of tyres were at the correct pressure – better than the national average of 28% – and a further 24% of tyres were classed as “acceptable”, meaning they were up to 7psi under-inflated. Technicians found 15 cars which had at least one tyre “dangerously” or “very dangerously” under-inflated. Not only do such tyres pose serious safety risks but they also cost fleets more in fuel. Aggregated across the whole 2,000-strong fleet at the Trust, the findings show that significant savings could…

Fleetdrive Launch Series of Tesla Model S Test Drive Events

Fleetdrive Electric have teamed up with California motor company, Tesla Motors Inc., to offer a series of events offering the opportunity to take an exclusive test drive of the new Tesla Model S 100% electric car and gain an insight into the passion, history and technology behind the ground-breaking electric car soon to reach the UK market. Designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle, Model S is the world’s first premium electric saloon car and with unprecedented range (over 300 miles on a single charge) sets the standard for 21st century performance. Using energy three times more efficiently than a petrol powered engine, the Tesla powertrain delivers the most thrilling driving experience. Unlike the internal combustion engine with hundreds of moving pieces that spark, pump, belch, and groan, the Tesla motor has only one moving piece: the rotor. As a result, Model…

EST video showcases benefits of EVs for fleets

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has produced a new video to highlight to fleets the benefits of adopting electric vehicles. Available here, the video follows on from the success of the Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI) run by the EST and also covers the latest Plugged-in Fleets Initiative 100 scheme. The original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI), which was funded by Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT), was run last year to demonstrate how public and private sector organisations in the UK could significantly reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions by integrating pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles into their fleets. A total of 61% of the organisations that the EST worked with last year on PIFI have stated they have or intend to acquire plug-in vehicles, with the majority of organisations realising the benefits if they’re prepared to upgrade their fleets. One of…

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